The entire Central Vista area will be designed with smart city features to the extent possible, including upgrade of public facilities, amenitie
The government has invited design and architecture firms from across the globe for consultancy works by floating of a request for proposal (RFP) on September 2 for the "development or redevelopment of Parliament Building, Common Central Secretariat and Central Vista."
The government said that consultants should adhere to Central Vista Committee and Lutyens' Bungalow Zone guidelines while carrying out consultancy work for the redevelopment of the Central Vista, it stated.
Sources in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry told news agency PTI that the Parliament House building was completed in 1927, which is why its facilities and infrastructure is "inadequate" to meet the current demand.
They also added that there is an acute shortage of office space and no chambers for MPs in the Parliament building. The situation will only aggravate if there is an increase in the number of seats, they added.
"By August 15, 2022, when India celebrates its 75th Independence Day, it will have a new Parliament building. The Monsoon Session of the Parliament in August 2022 will be held in a new or a retrofitted building," a source said told the news agency.